Congaree National Park Offers A Boardwalk Hike In South Carolina That Leads To Secret Views
As we start spending more time exploring the outdoors to clear our minds, we’ve been working on a long list of bucket list places to explore. Between the coast and the forest, there are lots of ways to find peace and quiet here, but this boardwalk hike in South Carolina in one of the country’s most lovely national parks is a favorite.
Congaree National Park is open throughout the year and entry is free, but you’ll want to double check that they’re open before visiting, just in case. Its hours are dusk till dawn. You can learn more about the Boardwalk Trail by visiting the official website.
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Boardwalk Hike in South Carolina
Which state parks should I visit in South Carolina?
National parks shouldn’t be the only ones to enjoy all the fun! South Carolina actually has 47 state parks scattered across its over 32,000 square miles. From short and sweet walks in Myrtle Beach State Park to lengthier ones in Table Rock State Park in Pickens, there are a lot of outdoorsy things to do in South Carolina. It all depends on what kind of hike and day you are looking to have.
What are the best family-friendly hikes in South Carolina?
If this boardwalk hike in South Carolina has you craving for more, there is a 1.75-mile boardwalk trail located in Audubon Francis Beidler Forest in Harleyville. Here, you’ll get to take in the breeze and unique swamp wildlife among 1000-year-old trees. There are even rain shelters and rest areas along the way, perfect for parties with kids in tow. There’s also Sullivan’s Island Nature Trail on Sullivan Island, a .60 out and back nature walk that leads to a sandy beach, where the young – and the young at heart – can play.
Can I hike to historical sites in South Carolina?
Head to Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, in McClellanville to get the best of both worlds when it comes to hiking and learning. You can explore a colonial-era rice plantation as well as the on-site mansion. Cap the day off by taking one of the walking trails in the pine forest. There’s also Redcliffe Plantation Site in Beech Island, which has a Greek Revival house that is on the National Register of Historic Places. And at the Rose Hill Plantation Site in Union, you can see the home of the 68th governor of the state and tour the grounds as well as explore some of the forest trails that lead to Tyger River.